The Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS Russia) has proposed to require manufacturers to install on smartphones supplied to Russia, the domestic counterparts of Western software. About it reports “Kommersant” with reference to the road map project, submitted for consideration to the government.

According to “Kommersant”, the preparation of the bill is scheduled to be completed by April 2019. These experts will be engaged the Ministry of communications, FAS and Rospotrebnadzor, which have to consider options for compliance with manufacturers of new rules and the impact of their adoption on the market.

Delete regular apps

In addition to the installation of domestic software, the law would require smartphone manufacturers to provide consumers with the option to remove pre-installed software without using third party software. Therefore, the memory devices will not suffer from duplicative applications.

The bill, believe industry experts, will lead to a significant jump in the cost of smartphones. Primarily, this is due to the fact that domestic counterparts of some programs from Western developers apply for cost risk affect the pricing of the final product.

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